It’s official. Fall is here. And while you may have to travel north for some autumn fun, there are plenty of fun things to do right here in the Bronx. NYC & Company just recently published their NYC Fall Guide, and of course there are some Bronx suggestions included. Check out a few of the ideas below:
Did you know that visitors can embark on a river adventure in the Bronx? The Bronx River Alliance (bronxriver.org) offers several paddling, biking and hiking excursions along the 4.5-mile Bronx River throughout the fall, including a Full River Paddle on October 15, and the Annual Tour de Bronx bike ride on October 23.
The New York Botanical Garden (nybg.org) will present Aki Matsuri, a Japanese Fall Celebration on October 15 and 16, featuring the Garden’s historic collection of maple leaves from around the world and new Japanese cultivars, as well as nature walks, cooking demonstrations and fall activities throughout the rest of the season. The hidden gem Wave Hill offers visitors several fall foliage walks throughout October and November, as well as their Harvest Weekend on November 19 and 20, complete with garden walks, harvest basket workshops and delicious pumpkin pie (wavehill.org).
NYC Parks offer free events throughout the fall at participating Bronx parks. Van Cortlandt Nature Center invites visitors for free bird walks every Saturday throughout October and November, while the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum at Pelham Bay Park will display their dynamic outdoor sculpture exhibit on the mansion’s beautifully landscaped grounds through early November.
For more information on fall activities throughout New York City’s five boroughs, check out our Fall Guide at nycgo.com/fall.